Thanks! that was it, I had some custom css that hid the 2nd item in the dropdown menu. That also explains why it worked with the new DB since the custom css was no longer there.
Currently experiancing several weird issues after fresh install
Installed simply on a VM(no use of any sort of webpanel/apache/nginx/ect)
Database is Redis on 127.0.0.1
The Domain is set behind cloudflare with the proxie option enabled
firewall-cmd has port 80 opened for TCP and UDP
my config file has the following
Currently when trying to use https:// the page gives me the cloudflare error 523 issue.
When using http:// loging in is impossible as it constantly tells me
We were unable to log you in, likely due to an expired session. Please try again
What do I need to do to fix this issue?
no, no nginx or anything like that installed, just simply went with what I saw on the doc page through putty. I already had npm installed for node.js, so I installed redis and ImageMagic (https://docs.nodebb.org/installing/os/centos/) and then just followed the docs and that was it. I'm trying to accomplish as simple and straightforward as possible setup.
There's no way to expose HTTPS without a reverse proxy. This was a conscious decision to keep a separation of concerns, reduce development overhead, because reverse proxies have better support, and because anyone running multiple instances will need one for load balancing anyways.
Nginx is quite easy to set up, and LetsEncrypt has very good support for it.